we are now beginning new era of this project. With new designer on board and new participant list, this is the first step on our way towards very special watch on our wrists.
What is changing with this new approach is, that our designer will not only provide his drawings, but he will also share his thoughts, ideas and opinions at the beginning of each design discussion. This is very important, as it gives you better understanding of the concept and at the same time, it provides a baseline that should intersect and unify the whole.
So here are the words of our designer Claudio:
We are loosely basing our bezel design in the Meteor/Gloster E28 cockpits.
I've studied this picture and I came up with some initial groups or types of bezels.
One thing to take into account: this is NOT a rotating bezel. It does not rotate, in any direction. So please, no arrows, triangles or numbers. They are a mimic if they do not rotate. I've seen hundreds of cockpits pictures and couldn't find one with numbers on a bezel which do not rotate.
Even reissues like the Longines heritage 1935 (a very gorgeous watch by the way), removes triangles or marks if the bezel do not rotate.
So please, while discussing take this into account.
I've come up with 4 groups of bezels:
- A modern bezel: a bezel based on a jet engine, not the cockpit. SImilar (but not identical) to other bezels like the Oris Big Crown ProPilot, or another watch which I do not recall now.
- A coined bezel: a "traditional" one like the Hamilton khaki fiel pioneer (for example), again not present in the cockpit.
- Or another coined bezel like the one found in the cockpit.
- A "simple" bezel: with lines (2 or 3) , or beveled, like the ones in the picture.
- The plain and flat bezel: Present in the cockpit and like the current Steinhart military, which use the same case.
These are the pictures, numbered in order of my preference, in an attempt to mind controlling your voting.
So, here you go, let the discussion begin!